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How to Use Custom Created Art on a Scrapbook Layout

You’ve made some custom art, now what?

If you’ve been having some fun playing with artistic techniques you’re probably thinking, “This is great! Now how do I use it on a scrapbook layout?”. I have 3 inspiring ways to incorporate your artwork into your layouts, but first…

Make it Monday blog hop imageIf you’re hopping along the Make it Monday hop you probably ended up here from Alison Day Designs where Alison was taking layouts from “meh” to marvelous with frames! I’ll share the next stop on the hop at the end of this post.

Ok, let’s get your art onto a layout! Here’s 3 inspiring ways to incorporate your artwork into your layouts.

Add a Quote:

Use your artwork as a backdrop for a quote. There’s two ways you may wish to try this.

  1. Add text directly on to your artwork.
  2. Layer digital text over an image of your art.

It’s up to you to decide which method you prefer.

Always be your own kind of wonderful. Quote on custom art background by Alice Boll of http://ScrapbookWonderland.com

This quote is embossed directly onto the custom created alcohol ink art.

Journaling Tip! Quotes are a great way to add emotion or sentiment to a page without having to come up with the perfect words yourself.

P.S. Want to learn how to create art like this? See THIS POST for a photo tutorial.

Create an Embellishment:

Alcohol ink art created by Alice Boll of https://scrapbookwonderland.com

This alcohol ink art will become a custom embellishment.

Alcohol ink butterfly cut with memory box Tristan and Chloe dies. Created by Alice Boll of https://scrapbookwonderland.com

This butterfly was die cut from a piece of alcohol ink art and will be an embellishment on a scrapbook page.

Create a Custom Background:

Your artwork can be the perfect backdrop to tell your stories and share your photos.

Perfect Eyes Layout created by Alice Boll of https://scrapbookwonderland.com

You can add texture and dimension  to your layout using art techniques.

Perfect eyes layout image2

By using your custom art you can be sure you have the right colours and tone for the story you are sharing on your layout.

Perfect eyes layout image3


3 Simple Ways to Use Your Art on a Scrapbook Layout

  1. Add a Quote
  2. Create an Embellishment
  3. Create a Custom Background

I hope you’ll be inspired to use your custom art on a scrapbook layout. I’d love to see what you’re creating! Share photos on the Scrapbook Wonderland Facebook page HERE.

If you are new to Scrapbook Wonderland I’ve gathered up some of my best info for you all in one place. Visit this post for links to my top posts so you can start making scrapbooks you love today! START HERE.

Hop over to Scrapping Wonders  for the next stop on the Make it Monday Hop and create labels with Beth for your Project Life albums!

Let your creativity shine!

Alice Digital Signature 2013


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  • Libby Wiers 29 September, 2014, 6:52 am

    Great suggestions! Now I just have to get more comfortable with the messy side of art… AZ was a good and inspiring beginning of me getting my hands dirty. 🙂

    • Alice. 29 September, 2014, 9:22 am

      I find a lot of inspiration in the messy techniques lately. Stephanie Ackerman’s class was fantastic! I love that I can play and be creative and use that to inspire my scrapbook pages.
      Thanks for commenting Libby!

      P.S. Here’s the post I wrote about Stephanie’s class: https://scrapbookwonderland.com/heart-cards-with-stephanie-ackerman/

  • GinaZee 29 September, 2014, 10:10 am

    I LOVE that butterfly. I have so many pieces of artwork that can be used like this. With LOAD coming up I will try to use them.

    • Alice. 29 September, 2014, 2:13 pm

      That’s a great idea Gina! Do you use your art more as an embellishment or a background?

  • Connie Hanks 29 September, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Fabulous ideas, Alice! Especially love the embellishment idea! I’m going to need to get out some background designs I ended up not using and create some custom embellies! Thanks for your great creativity and contributions to the Make It Monday hop!

  • Vicki 4 October, 2014, 11:31 am

    Love the colors of the butterfly and the stain glass look of it. Fun!

    • Alice. 5 October, 2014, 1:37 am

      Thank you Vicki and thanks for taking the time to comment!

  • Kelly Daye 6 September, 2017, 6:44 pm

    Hi Alice, loving your voice in your posts. You’re always so cheerful and obviously love every minute of it. Keep up the inspirations, they’re so fun to see. hugs, Kelly’s Korner at Urban Scrapbook